129th China Import and
Export Fair (Canton Fair)
April 15-24, 2021
As a member of the Canton Fair Global Cooperative Partnership Program, the U.S.-China Chamber of Commerce was proud to support the 129th Canton Fair.
The report from Xu Bing, Spokesperson of the Canton Fair and Deputy Director General of China Foreign Trade Centre includes the following details:
"New products and technology brought dynamism to the virtual Canton Fair. 26,000 exhibitors carefully prepared and displayed new products made with revolutionized technology in creative forms, showcasing to the world Chinese companies’ vitality in innovation and a brand-new image of Chinese enterprises and Chinese brands as well as “Made in China” and “Created in China” products. In the 129th Canton Fair, exhibitors uploaded over 2.76 million products, an increase of 290,000 over the last session. According to the information filled in by companies, there were 840,000 new products, an increase of 110,000; 110,000 smart products, 10,000 more than the last session. Smart, cost-efficient, high-tech products with high added-value, self marketing and self-owned IP and brands witnessed a steady growth, with advanced, smart, branded, and personalized products as the mainstream. 340 overseas enterprises from 28 countries and regions uploaded over 9000 products. A comprehensive collection of superb products attracted global buyers to conduct negotiations. Virtual exhibition hall attracted an accumulation of 6.87 million visits, with that of the National Pavilion 6.82 million visits, and the International Pavilion 50,000 visits." [Read More]
Live-streaming and virtual reality booths were also a success. Live-streams were viewed 880,000 times, and 2,244 exhibitors designed and uploaded 2,662 VR booths, which were visited more than 100,000 times.
The Canton Fair is co-hosted by the Ministry of Commerce of PRC and the People's Government of Guangdong Province and organized by China Foreign Trade Centre. With the experience gathered during their last two virtual exhibitions, they are preparing to turn the 129th Canton Fair into a truly exceptional event!
Promotion of the
127th Canton Fair
In June of 2020 when the first virtual Canton Fair was launched, USCCC was happy to take part in its promotion.
At that time, the Canton Fair promised to "introduce advanced information technology to create a new online trading platform for global buyers in hope of making new 'win-win' business opportunities." We are thrilled to see those promises fulfilled.
As a supporting partner, we were pleased to present the FT Global Boardroom 3rd Edition on 4 -6 May 2021, organised by the Financial Times.
Although the event is over, you can still get 90 days on demand access to all talks of The Global Boardroom 3. [Details]
The Global Boardroom returned for its third edition to discuss the practical steps governments, business and finance can take to build a resilient, sustainable recovery, more than a year into a crisis that has crippled the global economy and fundamentally changed the way we live, work and communicate.
As COVID-19 continues to spread, how effective will the vaccination programmes be and to what extent have they brought forward the timing of a recovery? What impact will the new US administration have on domestic and global affairs? What should businesses do to assure future growth and competitiveness?
Join the FT’s top journalists led a series of live online conversations with leading policy-makers, CEOs and investors -- across three days and multiple time zones from Asia through to Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the Americas -- to debate and design the most effective post-pandemic strategies.
Dragon Boat Festival
June 17, 2021
Due to COVID-19, has been postponed to the fall. We will likely hold a Celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival on September 16. Additional information and invitation will be sent out shortly.
Small Business Expo
Live Show in Chicago
August 25, 2021
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Isadore & Sadie Dorin Forum (UIC Forum)
U.S.-China Chamber of Commerce
"Trade and Finance for Small Business: Made Easy"
Presentation Description: This workshop will discuss opportunities and challenges facing small businesses, specifically, trade and finance. Trade is the heart of business, and finance is the key for survival and success. Most small business owners have limited resources and limited options to sustain and succeed. The program will explain how small business owners can manage their supply chains and finance their operations at various stage of development.
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130th Canton Fair
October 15 - November 3, 2021
The 130th China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair) will be held between October 15 and November 3 in an online and offline merged format. 16 product categories in 51 sections will be displayed and a rural vitalization zone will be designated both online and onsite to showcase featured products from these areas. The onsite exhibition will be held in 3 phases as usual, with each phase lasting for 4 days. The total exhibition area reaches 1.185 million m2 and the number of standard booths around 60,000. Chinese representatives of overseas organizations and companies, as well as domestic buyers will be invited to attend the Fair. The online website will develop functions suitable for the onsite event and to bring more visitors to attend the physical Fair.
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2021 Past Events
Global Trade Virtual Week
June 28 - July 2, 2021
Prosperity powered by trust: technology, data and supply chain resilience
U.S.-China Chamber of Commerce is proud to support the
Global Trade Virtual Week,
a virtual event hosted by
Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-general, World Trade Organisation
Ambassador Katherine Tai, United States Trade Representative
Anthony Scaramucci, Founder and co-managing partner, Skybridge Capital and founder and chairman, SALT
Anabel González, Deputy director-general, WTO and senior fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Ranil Jayawardena, Minister for international trade, UK Parliament
Mary Ng PC MP, Minister of small business, export promotion and international trade, Government of Canada
Jack Cheng, Chief executive officer, MIH Alliance, Foxconn and co-founder, NIO
Dr. Randhir Thakur, Chief supply chain officer, Intel Corporation and president, Intel Foundry Services
Angela Qu, Chief procurement officer, Lufthansa Group
Guy Platten, Secretary-general, International Chamber of Shipping
Amanda Lacaze, Managing director and chief executive officer, Lynas
Diane Gilpin, Founder and chief executive of Smart Green Shipping
Niclas Mårtensson, Chief executive officer, Stena Line
Kamissa Camara, Senior visiting expert for the Sahel and former foreign Minister of Mali, United States Institute of Peace
Mike Corbo, Chief supply chain officer, Colgate Palmolive
Bud Darr, Executive vice-president maritime policy and government affairs, MSC Group
Quentin Roach, Chief procurement officer, Mondelēz International
Sarah Thorn, Senior director, global government affairs, Walmart
Roberto Azevêdo, Chief corporate affairs officer, PepsiCo
Bridging the gap between high-level geopolitical debate, digital innovation and the day-to-day realities of managing supply chains and logistics, Global Trade Virtual Week offers a unique opportunity to advance global trade dialogue and trust between key stakeholders.
Convening policymakers, government representatives, trade leaders and supply-chain experts, together we explore how global trade is driving post-pandemic economic recovery, assess the exit strategy for easing covid-19 export restrictions, and identify solutions to build supply-chain resilience for a post-pandemic world.
Join 160+ trade experts and 4000+ global participants for a week of thought-provoking conversation through case studies, interviews and panel discussions.
Together we will ask:
As liberalism falls out of favour in the West, can the current rules-based order survive the next century?
What have we learned about supply chain resilience?
Is Blockchain the fool’s gold or a panacea for paperless cross-border trade?
Will EU carbon border taxes be a protectionist weapon in a green disguise?
If data is the new oil, should it be valued as a commodity?
How is global trade driving post-pandemic economic recovery and what is the exit strategy for easing Covid-19 export restrictions?
Still available On-Demand
If you missed the live event, video is still available until August 5th On-Demand. Use the registration link below to sign up and view!
Philippines - United States Business Dialogue: Cooperation for Post-Pandemic Recovery
June 21, 2021 at 7:30-8:30 p.m. US EDT
It is our honor to have been invited by The Honorable Ramon M. Lopez, Secretary of Trade and Industry of The Republic of the Philippines to partner with them to invite you to an upcoming virtual economic briefing entitled "Philippines - United States Business Dialogue: Cooperation for Post-Pandemic Recovery" to be held on Monday, 21 June 2021 at 7:30pm-8:30pm US EDT, via Zoom Conference.
The briefing will give an update on the current Philippine economic and investment landscape, introduce business opportunities and highlight the enduring PH-US bilateral relations. Please register at https://bit.ly/MIHJune21. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-368-9030. Thank you.
U.S.-China Trade Conference
October 21-22, 2021
Our premier annual event, 21st Annual U.S.-China Trade Conference shall be held at the Union League Club of Chicago on Thursday, October 21 and Friday, October 22. We expect that our economy shall be open, and we will adhere to the protocol to organize such a timely event in light of the impact of COVID-19 and the change in U.S.-China relationship. Please save the dates, and additional information will follow.
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